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Happier days - and they weren't so long ago: Nigel Farage and his rebellious new MP, Mark Reckless.

Happier days – and they weren’t so long ago: Nigel Farage and his rebellious new MP, Mark Reckless.

Already the cracks are beginning to show between UKIP and its formerly-Tory defectors.

Mark Reckless seems to have manufactured a spat between himself and UKIP leader Nigel Farage over the future of EU migrants in the UK, if this country leaves the European Union.

You can read the confusing details on the BBC News website, but it seems Mr Reckless is trying to make himself seem more reasonable than Mr Farage.

This seems to confirm Vox Political‘s suggestion that right-wing Conservatives are defecting to UKIP in order to push British politics further in the direction they want to go.

It also serves to confirm the arrogance of these people. Reckless hasn’t been in UKIP very long, but already he’s trying to tell everybody else what to do, as though he has some God-given right. Typical Conservative, though.

It’s possible that this will lead to problems for UKIP. It’s possible it will go badly for Reckless. It’s certain that the (original) Conservative Party won’t fare well, as the possibility of more influence will undoubtedly attract more Tory right-wingers and Eurosceptics.

We are looking at selfishness in action, folks.

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